żubr

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See also: zubr, Żubr, and žubr

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older zubr – an Old East Slavic-influenced form from Proto-Slavic *zǫbrъ ~ *izǫbrъ. Displaced Old Polish ząbr therefor. The current form being żubr and not zubr is a result of hypercorrection due to avoiding mazuration.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʐubr/
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Noun[edit]

żubr m anim

  1. European bison, wisent

Usage notes[edit]

This word is never used for American bison, which is referred to as bizon.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Grzegorz Jagodziński, Nieindoeuropejskie słownictwo w germańskim[1], 2008-10-07, retrieved 28-Feb-2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • żubr in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • żubr in Polish dictionaries at PWN